CRN Applications and OS News

  • Financial Management Still a Challenge, Senate Employee Says
    Even with a Line of Business devoted to the cause, federal agencies have a long way to go to get financial-management systems up to par, says David Salem, financial manager for the Office of the Sergeant at Arms in the U.S. Senate, at the Fose show.
  • Partners that identify, fulfill, develop accounts will all get their cut.

    IBM Software Partners To Get Deal Registration
    IBM Software will soon detail a deal registration program for partners that recommend, resell or implement its wares.
  • Licensing Matters
    What is crystal clear from our news package this week on Microsoft’s licensing moves is that it’s going to get more complex for partners trying to decide what is best for their clients.
  • SDK to enable third-party development of apps that build on Triton infrastructure.

    AOL Opens IM (A Bit) To Developers
    America Online is cracking open a bit of its instant messaging infrastructure so that ISVs and integrators can build on it.
  • ShadowRAM: March 6, 2006
    tkSun Microsystems' Scott "Scooter" McNealy threw a preemptory stink bomb at the Hewlett-Packard-Intel-Oracle Itanium lovefest as only he can do.
  • CA Rolls Wave Of Top Accounts To Partners
    Partners are poised to benefit from CA’s plans to pull its direct sales team away from thousands of customers, James Hanley, senior vice president of worldwide partner sales at CA, said at CMP Media’s XChange Solution Provider conference.
  • Applying ComponentOne To .Net Data
    Most small component vendors only offer partial business solutions or superficial algorithms with fancy graphics. ComponentOne, however, offers a wide variety of components for every tier of the .Net and Win32 application stack.
  • BEA Engages Partner Base
    BEA's channel efforts have been paying off with a more enthusiastic and engaged partner base than the company has had in years. But that’s not to say the road has been smooth along the way.
  • Software Vendors Tout Their RFID Wares
    Software companies are using this week's RFID World show in Dallas to trot out product updates and strategies for the emerging technology, which vendors say is finally moving beyond pilot projects into production systems.
  • McNealy To Hurd: Lets Merge OSes
    In a bizarre move, Sun CEO Scott McNealy broadcasts his message to HP chief Mark Hurd proposing the convergence of HP-UX and Solaris.
  • BEA Buys BPM Software Vendor Fuego
    BEA Systems has acquired privately held business-process management (BPM) software maker Fuego for $87.5 million in cash, the companies announced Wednesday.
  • VAR shows the way to reaping the rewards of a strong e-commerce site

    Web-Enabled Dollars
    Tachyon Solutions considers the e-commerce portal it built for Campmor Sporting Goods a work in progress.